5360 Tasting Notes

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drank Sun Moon Lake by Tea Centre
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had this one again this morning before we headed out for a bike ride. My other half is home all weekend so we’re going to try and settle down and do some wedding planning, cleaning, board game playing and some general relaxing. It’s supposed to rain all weekend in the afternoons so that should make it more doable…though it’d be nice to get two rides in this weekend.

While this is a tasty cup through a few steepings, it’s not my favourite. It was nice to try another variation on the sun moon lake theme but i do prefer the TTC ones. as always though, love trying new teas and appreciate all the teas that folks send my way!

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90
drank Yu Lu Yan Cha Black by Verdant Tea
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Finally finished up my january stash of this tea and i can move on to the 4oz of Spring harvest i just picked up. I did brew up a cup of each today just to compare the two harvests. Last years harvest was slightly more malty and had slighty more cocoa notes in it…with a side of what could almost be smoke. The spring harvest is clearly a newer tea, with it’s “freshness” coming through. it IS different from last year’s, but honestly if i wasn’t drinking them side by side, i’m not sure i’d be like OMG this is so different! I do prefer last year’s slightly, but not enough to be sad that i have 4oz to drink lol with that, i only have 6 more teas from January (6 months) to finish up….which won’t happen but at least i’m working on them! :)

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80
drank Strawberry Cream by RiverTea
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i tried this one as a cold brew last night and it was a little disappointing. somewhere between hot and cold is where this one should be – so maybe i’ll try hot brewing and cooling next heh. It’s not BAD, but it’s just quite as strawberry as i want it to be. heh oh well, still a good tea for summer!

Final Count yesterday: 126

Indigobloom

dammit I thought I was doing good at 227!

Sil

aiming for 95 over the next 6 days

Indigobloom

what’s you’re ultimate goal?

Terri HarpLady

Sil, I love you, but you might be the most OCD person I know…on Steepster, at least!

Sil

Terri – not OCD..just like playing games with myself lol

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79
drank Loco Lime by RiverTea
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sipdown on this one yesterday – finished it off cold brewed with a splash of lime juice and it was perfect :) I may think about restocking this one after i get through my lime gelato! woot woot! (thanks again dexter!) love lime drinks cold brewed in the summer, even if this one needs a bit more lime to really rock

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76
drank Je t'Aime by Nina's Paris
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another backlog from yesterday. While i enjoy this one quite a bit, i think i prefer nina’s japon when it comes to that vanilla/caramel sort of taste. I think once i’m through this bag, i’ll have to restock a much larger quantity of Japon :)

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99
drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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backlog from yesterday…my other half made me go to bed at a more reasonable time because i’ve been running myself ragged, so i didn’t get a chance to finish up yesterday OR order tea :(

i had this one yesterday + cacao and it was fantastic. the perfect afternoon tea after getting to go for SOUP DUMPLINGS! haha yes i’m a little obsessed.

VariaTEA

Maybe that was part of his plan when he made you go to bed early…to stop the tea orders :P

Sil

could be… lol

VariaTEA

Aha! We have discovered his secret!

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86

sipdown! this one is from this morning and the rest of this is going to live in boychik’s box until it ships out :) This was a pretty great end to the week in a VERY non productive work day…

also…SOUP DUMPLINGS! ahem..that is all.

boychik

Sorry for unproductive day and yay for the tea!

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85
drank Juicy Peach by Cornelia Bean
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Dear dexter all is forgiven…at least one of the peach teas you sent me is a hit…there may be others, but this one has reminded me of why i really liked peach to begin with. That’s not to say i want an abundance of peach teas, but i had this one cold brewing…came home, drank it up – it was like drinking liquid fuzzy peaches without the sugar. IE. it wasn’t too sweet – but it was just a DIFFERENT peach flavour than the usual. So after drinking all that, i made the last of it as a hot brew and it too was pretty tasty – though i prefer the cold one :) thanks for sending this one my way dexter!

Final Count: 128

Dexter

YAY!!!! Glad you found one that you liked.

Tea Sipper

Sounds lovely!

Bear With Me

I’m pretty sure this’ll be the winner for me too, just based on the smell. Gotta wait til I stop tasting rusty metal before I can try it though.
Yay Dexter and her generosity with the peachy goodness <3

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i don’t know if you guys know this.. but i love this tea. slightly smokey…delicious and perfect with a SPLASH (not a tablespoon variaTEA) of maple syrup :) i’ll be sad when this one is gone…unless i have a YS order in by then….or maybe even still lol

boychik

I use you trick. It’s like magic:-)

MzPriss

I have some of this I haven’t tried yet.

Cheri

Just a few drips of real maple syrup does the trick. I love smokey teas that way.

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99
drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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nom nom nom….i needed this today as a pick me up! Not much to say here beyond the fact that i STILL LOVE THIS. it’s just one of those teas that makes me happy without a whole lot of fuss :)

Cavocorax

If you ever stop loving this, it may be endtimes. :p

MzPriss

It’s loveable and necessary.

Sil

Hahaha yeah… It’s just comforting…

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So no real clue what to write about myself here. A friend got me into drinking loose tea and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy though I have nowhere near the experience that many folks on the boards seem to have.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling and am currently working on trying to get my other half to as many place in the world as possible.

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